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Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill® organizations across the United States and Canada celebrate the power of work through local events and promotions. This year, Goodwill organizations will celebrate Goodwill Industries Week from May 7 through May 13, 2017 and share information to build awareness about Goodwill’s mission and how people can join the celebration and make a difference in their communities.
National Goodwill Industries Week is a time to celebrate Goodwill’s social enterprise model. Goodwill sells donated items in its more than 3,200 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com® to create employment placement services, job training and integrated programs uniquely customized to meet the needs of job seekers in local communities. In the Greater Cincinnati area, Ohio Valley Goodwill has been providing award-winning programs and services for adults with disabilities and our nation’s veterans for more than a century and is proud to join in the national celebration of Goodwill Week.
Supporters may ask how can people support and celebrate Goodwill Industries Week? As a leading social enterprise in the Greater Cincinnati community, Ohio Valley Goodwill offers the following suggestions:
During Goodwill Industries Week, you can build a better future for someone in your community by shopping at or donating to your local Goodwill. For a list of all 17 Goodwill stores and 33 Donation Centers, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/shop. Nationally, Goodwill is a network of 162 autonomous, nonprofit social enterprises that help people find jobs and grow their careers. Each local Goodwill organization uses donations to create job training and placement programs to help people find jobs, earn paychecks and build their careers. Each local Goodwill organization creates a better future for people who desire self-sufficiency. Goodwill organizations help people who are facing challenges to finding employment overcome their hardships and achieve independence through the power of work. Throughout its history, Goodwill has worked in communities to help people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans, to achieve personal success.
Last year, local Goodwill organizations collectively placed 313,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. Locally, Ohio Valley Goodwill served more than 3500 people in the Greater Cincinnati community and helped more than 1000 to get jobs in the area.
It should be noted that nationally, every 23 seconds of every business day, a person served by Goodwill earns a good job. Join Ohio Valley Goodwill in the Celebration of National Goodwill Week 2017 by shopping or donating to your local Goodwill today! For a complete list of all the Goodwill stores and donation centers in the Greater Cincinnati area, visit www.goodwillbargains.com. Thank you Greater Cincinnati for your on-going support of Ohio Valley Goodwill and our mission of service for more than 100 years!